Type Size

type size

[′tīp ‚sīz]
(graphic arts)
For any font, the distance from the top of the tallest character to the bottom of the lowest character.

Type Size


(Russian, kegel’), the size of printing type, including the face and shoulders—the spaces above and below the face, forming the intervals between lines of the text in a printed book or newspaper. Type size is measured by points (a point is 0.376 mm) or squares (48 points).

Type sizes used in the USSR are (in points) 5, 6 (nonpareil), 7, 8 (brevier), 9 (bourgeois), 10 (long primer), 12 (cicero), 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 36 and (in squares) 1, 1¼, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15. The main text of the articles in the Bol’shaia Sovetskaia Entsiklopediia (3rd ed.) is set in seven-point type, the encyclopedia font especially created by Kudriashev.

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If we were to go to an even larger type size, we may not be able to publish as many articles per issue.
The type size throughout the series gradually increases while the size and frequency of the illustrations decrease.
The type size is measured with typographic points and it is equal with level surface which is used for creating an individual character.
This strategy allowed us to use the smallest type size a child could comfortably read, use the same type size across reading levels (as opposed to using smaller type as the level got harder), and confirm that the change in reading level was directly related to increases in reading skills as opposed to increases or decreases in type size.
Coders prefer ems which means the type size can be changed.
The large type size makes all the exercises, pronunciation tips, and examples easy to read, follow, and copy.
It's rather lengthy, but whizzes along, with generous type size and plenty of white space on each page.
No matter how small the type size, it's a disclaimer no hiring manager would miss.
A site that won't allow size modification is less accessible and more annoying-as is, frankly, a site that allows modification, but begins with a body type size much different than the browser's "medium.
Responding to the need to have workable solutions for pending FDA OTC labeling requirements, larger type size and standard layouts, Caraustar Custom Packaging Group, Austell, GA, has teamed up with RJR Packaging, Winston Salem, NC, to produce peelable laminate pouch samples.
Besides objecting to intrusion on private business, Bordewyk said the bill failed to specify how type size, column width, and photos could affect the length limit.
In contrast, the promotional materials that accompany a credit card application or solicitation may highlight a low introductory APR in a large, easy to read type size.